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Capital Projects Manager

Capital Projects Manager

Salary: £62,246 – £70,246 per annum (pay award pending)

Contract Type: Permanent                               

Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: This post will work across all campuses (Crewe, Chester and Ellesmere Port)

As a member of the College Senior Leadership Team, the post-holder will provide strategic leadership, management and development of large and multiple Capital Projects, delivering outstanding results across all of the College campuses.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To effectively deliver the College’s capital build and minor works projects from inception to occupancy and to ensure completion to agreed quality (including impact and functionality), time and cost objectives;
  • To ensure the College’s Property Strategy and Capital programmes have a strategic and operational link to the Planned Maintenance Programme to ensure the College maximises the benefits from a fully co-ordinated approach to the improvement of the Estate; and
  • Provide strategic leadership to the College’s drive to net zero:

Key Person Specification Requirements:

  • Recognised degree (or equivalent) and/or professional building services related qualification or ability to demonstrate competency at an equivalent level;
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and genuine interest in continuous learning;
  • Valid full UK Driving Licence (or equivalent);
  • Successful track record of strategic and operational management of large and multiple capital projects;
  • Experience of managing and implementing change programmes including in-depth experience of ‘project management’ within a complex organisation;
  • An open leadership style that motivates & inspires others to achieve outstanding results;
  • Substantial experience of leading, developing and contributing to strategic and operational plans;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills. Ability to problem solve both operational and strategic issues through a pragmatic and commercially sound approach;
  • Experience of maintaining excellent relationships with trade unions;
  • Analytical skills with proven ability to use management information to identify issues and opportunities to drive performance; and
  • Enhanced DBS check.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, you can apply by sending a completed application form to by 16 September 2023.

The selection process will take place in September 2023.


  • Access to world-class facilities;
  • Financial support offered to obtain your teacher qualification;
  • Extensive upskilling and professional development opportunities;
  • Competitive salary;
  • Pension scheme;
  • 35 days holiday (plus bank holidays);
  • College ‘Count Me In’ social platform;
  • Onsite fitness and childcare facilities;
  • Employee benefit platform;
  • Onsite Costa, café, shop, restaurants, hair and beauty salon; and
  • Free onsite parking

If you wish to discuss any aspects of the role prior to making an application, then please email where arrangements will be made for a discussion with the relevant department.  

Cheshire College South and West is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to provide a DBS Disclosure, Right to Work evidence and original qualification certificates. References will also be sought.

About Us

Cheshire College – South & West is the largest provider of post-16 education in the region, offering exciting opportunities to over 11,000 learners and 1,000 Apprentices, who all have access to world-class facilities as a result of a £120m investment in the latest technology and real working environments, at modern Campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester.  

Cheshire College is a dynamic, high quality and financially robust College, which provides learners with the skills, experience and qualifications that will prepare them for their future career or higher-level study, encouraging them to become confident individuals who will make valuable contributions to businesses and the local economy.  

There is a fantastic atmosphere at our three Campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester, providing an environment to get involved in exciting activities and an opportunities for learners to make new friends.  

Ellesmere Port Campus  

Our impressive facilities are the perfect place for learners to meet new friends and be immersed in an environment that is ideal for learning. As well as our modern classrooms, the Ellesmere Port Campus boasts:  

  • Award-winning restaurant, The Academy; 
  • Mock aircraft cabin; 
  • Fitness gym; 
  • Hair, beauty and barbering salons; and 
  • Professional Centre Stage theatre and engineering and construction workshops. 

Chester Campus  

As well as our modern classrooms, the Chester Campus boasts:  

  • Impressive Art and Design Workshops;
  • Science Laboratories;
  • Strong links with  local Employers such as Ecolab and Unilever to ensure learners have access to work placements and industry professionals; and
  • Access to 4K video recording equipment and specialist software applications

Crewe Campus  

As well as our modern classrooms, the Crewe Campus boasts:  

  • A multi-purpose sports hall; 
  • Climbing wall; 
  • Fitness gym; 
  • TV and radio studios with specialist equipment; 
  • Mock aircraft cabin; 
  • Award-winning restaurant, The Academy; 
  • Hair, beauty and barbering salons; and 
  • Professional Centre Stage theatre and engineering and construction workshops. 
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